1 and 1/4 points are given for the music.
The 9 songs are awesome.
They would have recieved more if they were not used as real live music recorded like a youtube video of the performance.
The other 1/4 is for the romance that could have been.
Hidden beneath all the sex is what could have been a decent romance between an American exchange student and a British man who both…
This film is a necessary step towards the depiction of sex as a normal part of people's lives in cinema. The sex is honestly portrayed but as a film it's quite dull - I guess you have to be young, in lust, and a fan of Super Furry Animals to like it.
A daring and interesting film. Margo Stilley gives a brave and good performance
Creo que es la peli que más indiferente me ha dejado en la vida. ¡Me da igual todo! La música está bien seleccionada, pero como se escucha con el audio ambiente de las salas (público hablando, sonido hueco) no tiene la pegada que debería, además de que no están bien cuadradas (puedes escuchar una canción y ver al batería tocar otra parte). Y las escenas de sexo no me han causado ningún tipo de reacción. Cualquier pareja podría grabarse y…
Director Michael Winterbottom's films are generally worth a watch. He has an eclectic filmography littered with gems. This film has the spark of an interesting idea but ultimately doesn't amount to much beyond that idea.
Tracking a relationship through a series of concerts (the titular 9 songs) and sex scenes, the talking point here is that the sex is unsimulated. And Winterbottom doesn't just throw an erection in and be done with it. The sex scenes are varied and graphic…
Way too much of Miss Tiny Tits. Not at all enough of him. Franz Ferdinand was the only band that rocked, imo.
I really enjoy so much of Winterbottom's work, but this is just too disjointed and porny to merit more than a "good effort" rating from me.
This film contains:
- Random, irrelevant and utterly pointless facts about the Antarctic.
- Acting more wooden than the boners featured.
- More sex.
- Random indie gigs at the Brixton Academy (Now o2 Academy Brixton)
- More unsimulated sex.
- No storyline whatsoever.
- Nonsensical business.
- The Antarctic.
Is this a good movie? Well, no, not really. But that's almost entirely the point, I think. Listening to Winterbottom explain 9 Songs it becomes apparent that he really wanted to make about five different films at this point in his career, and rather than devote himself to each individually, he has blended the ideas into one, almost incomprehensibly vague novella of a film. There is a bit of arty porn, mixed with a film about the antarctic and a…
This film consists of nothing more than explicit sex scenes alternating with live concert footage intending to tell the story of a young British scientist's (Kieran O'Brien) brief, physically intense affair with an American woman (Margo Stilley). Unfortunately, I didn't like any of the music. More unfortunately, I didn't find either of the principle actors attractive, so I didn't like the sex either. What's left? Well, there are some nice shots of a man walking across the ice in Antarctica. For me, this was a colossal failure, albeit a brave experiment. Recommended for devotees of dull fucking and bad music.